Jordan Lee Vaults to Bassmaster Classic Win
March 26, 2017
Jordan Lee didn't see the top 10 in the 2017 Bassmaster Classic until Sunday's final round, but boy what an appearance he made by the end of the day.
Lee, 25, shocked the Classic field Sunday, turning in a five-fish limit weighing 27 pounds, to vault from 15th place to win bass fishing's world championship.
Lee finished the three-day event with a total catch of 56 pounds, 1o ounces to win at Lake Conroe, Texas. Steve Kennedy finished second overall with a 55-1 total after Sunday's limit of 21-15.
2017 Bassmaster Classic Leaderboard
Final round top 10 (from BassFan.com)
1. Jordan Lee 56-10
2. Steve Kennedy 55-1
3. Brent Ehrler 54-14
4. James Elam 50-4
5. Off DeFoe 48-12
6. Mike Iaconelli: 48-07
7. Bradley Roy: 47-04
8. Bobby Lane: 47-04
9. Jared Lintner: 46-09
10. Kevin VanDam: 46-02
Brent Ehrler, who led the field after two rounds, finished third with a final-day 11-10, giving him 54-14 for three days.
Lee started the tournament in 37th place (three fish, 8-6) after the first round and was in danger of not making the final cut to 25 anglers before turning in a solid 21-0 on four fish in round two.
"There was not a thought in my mind all day that I had a chance, being that far behind against this group of anglers," Lee told BassFan.com, one of Game & Fish's sister publications. "It was just my day to catch a big bag and a lot of people struggled."